Free Bowling and Roller Skating for Kids – Summer 2013

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If you’re looking for more ways to beat the heat this summer while keeping the kids occupied, several bowling centers are offering free bowling (not including shoe rental) this summer.

Free Summer Bowling for Kids 2013

Growing up my family loved bowling. My brothers and I bowled on Saturday morning leagues and in area tournaments for 6+ years. My parents bowled on Sunday night leagues. Now, I’m passing my love for the sport on to my young girls and husband. Below is a photo of my oldest daughter (then 21 months) bowling for the first time. We thoroughly enjoy these summer bowling programs.

Kids Bowl Free

This summer, kids can bowl free (2 games per person, per day) at participating bowling centers through the Kids Bowl Free program. You’ll register at a participating bowling center near you, then log in to your Kids Bowl Free account weekly to print your coupons.

When you sign up, you’ll also have the opportunity to purchase a family pass for $24.95 that allows up to four adult family members to bowl 2 games per person, per day throughout the summer, too. For our local readers, there are several participating Minnesota locations.

AMF Bowling

AMF Bowling is also allowing kids 15 and under to bowl for free this summer through their Summer Unplugged program. A membership card will be assigned during your first visit and should be used to redeem your games on future visits through September 2.

Kids can bowl two games per day, every day, all summer long. Shoe rental is not included. Find an AMF Bowling location near you.

Brunswick Bowling

Brunswick Bowling also has a free bowling promotion going on this summer. Students 18 and younger get one free game of bowling every day in June, July and August. Kids ages 13-18 can create their own Brunswick Zone profile, but parents will need to add kids ages 12 and under to the parents’ account. Find a Brunswick Zone location near you.

Free Summer Roller Skating for Kids 2013

Kids Skate Free

The Kids Skate Free program allows kids to roller skate for free during specified times (year-round – this is not specifically a summer program). Age limit requirements vary by location. Skate rental is not included, but you may bring your own skates if you have them. Check the Kids Skate Free FAQ for more information and find a participating Kids Skate Free location near you.

For our Minnesota readers, there is a participating location in Woodbury. For this specific location, passes are valid for children 12 years and younger and can be used on Wednesdays from 5:30-8:30pm and Fridays from 4:30-9:30pm.

Check out all of our free summer fun 2013 posts for more fun activities and opportunities going on this summer.

Your turn: Which of these programs have you participated in before? What other free summer recreation programs do you know of?

Feature image photo credit to Sam Howzit


  1. lisa says

    they offer a family pass for up to 4 adults to bowl 2 games per day along with the free children. It is $24.95. There is a 10% off promo code…DARIN10 and a 15% off promo code DAD15…..

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